Saturday, October 20, 2018

A song for lovers to fall in love with- "Irish Sea Lover" by Box of Moxie

Irish Sea Lover, the latest by Virginia collaborative Box Of Moxie is an enchanting alt folk song of songs that feels kind of legendary in scope. The kind of legends that become bar sing-a-longs for generations to come. There is this kind of classic appeal here bridged by storytelling and melody and the simple organic nature of the sound. The sound of 60's folk singers or buskers. Front man singer songwriter Stephen Jacques has an affable but dreamy voice and his tone coupled with the cadence and melodies made me think of The Kinks, Lou Reed and Donovan all at once. Enchanting indeed. 

Robb Donker


Box of Moxie’s body of work is a collaboration between Virginia band founder and Frontman Stephen Jacques & Nationally recognized Multi-Instrumentalist, Producer & Recording Engineer Alan Weatherhead (The Cardigans, Cracker, Magnolia Electric Co., Camper Van Beethoven, Hotel Lights, Sparklehorse). Alan is an exceptional, prolific & insightful musician with an extensive list of credits in the Music industry. Stephen (vocals, guitar, lyrics) began writing the 1st of over 60 songs & ballads following the crash of the 2009 American Real Estate market. A silver lining of sorts as Moxie was launched out of the starting blocks.
Box of Moxie has been described as a lot of things over the years: alt-rock, Americana, Folksy Rock, Avant-garde. But mostly, there’s a lifetime of working in the real world that has essentially delivered the goods in terms of the lyrics by Stephen. He spent over 25 years working before the first lyrics were ever penned – as an engineer, custom builder, TV show host, and actor- strumming his Acoustic along the way.

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